Standing 79 feet tall and anchored into place at the Place Vendome in Paris. The artist has created a piece of work that has the whole word buzzing. The question is, what do you see and think of when you look at this piece?
While some people may see a simplified version of a tree or with Christmas fast approaching a Christmas tree, many people instantly recognize a most beloved sex toy; The Butt Plug.
This piece was created by the world famous American artist Paul McCarthy, who is known for pushing boundaries and violating taboos. Well there are many people who are offended by this piece of art work and some have gone as far as deflating the art piece called “The Tree” by McCarthy and cut the supporting cables. So there will be no butt plug Christmas tree for December, as McCarthy has decided not to re-inflate his art.
What do you think do you consider this art? Do you like it or not? How would you like to have one of these in your house for Christmas? Is it ok for people to vandalize artwork they may disagree with? Is it ok for artists to create works of art and display them so publicly when they know they are going to offend some people?
What do you think? I’d love to hear what all of you think about this, feel free to leave your comments below.